Medical Abbreviations Glossary

These medical abbreviations are commonly used in hospital, medical, and dental records. There are many others, rarely used, and some doctors and hospitals create their own. If you cannot locate an abbreviation in this glossary, contact us for assistance.

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a aa AA AAA A2 AAL ab AB abd ABG ABN ABP abs a.c. Ac AC acc accom. acid phos. ACL ACTH AD add. ADH ADL ad lib adm. AE AEA AF AFB AFO AFP A/G AGA AI AIDS AJ a.k. aka AKA artery, before equal part of each affected area abdominal aortic aneurysm aortic second sound acute lymphoblastic, leukemia,anterior axillary line antibody abortion abdomen arterial blood gasses abnormal arterial blood pressure absent before meals (ante sebum) acute anterior chamber accident accommodation acid phosphate anterior cruciate ligament adrenocorticotrophic hormone right ear abductor or abduction antidiruetic hormone activites of daily living as desired admission above elbow above elbow amputation atrial fibrillation, afebrile acid fast bacilli ankle-foot orthosis alpha fetoprotein albumin globulin ratio (blood) appropriate gestational age aortic insufficiency acquired immunodeficiency syndrome ankle jerk above knee alcoholic ketoacidosis above knee amputation

alb. alc. alk. phos. ALL ALS ALT AMA amb. AMI AML amnio amp. ANA anes. ann. fib. ANS ant. ante ANUG Anxty A/O AOB AODM AP A&P A-P APC aph A-P & lat AP resection aq. AR ARD ARDS ARF AROM art AS ASA A.S.A.

albumin alcohol alkaline phosphate acute lymphocytic leukemia amyotrophic lateral sclerosis alternating with, alanine aminotransferase (formerly SGPT) against medical advice ambulating, ambulatory acute myocardial infarction acute myeloid leukemia amniocentesis amputation, ampule antinuclear antibody anesthesia annulus fibrosis autonomic nervous system anterior before acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis anxiety alert and oriented alcohol on breath adult onset diabetes mellitus ante partum auscultation and percussion anteroposterior atrial premature contractions aphasia anteroposterior and lateral abdominal perineal resection of the rectum water aortic regurgitation acute respiratory distress adult respiratory distress syndrome acute respiratory failure, acute rheumatic fever artificial rupture of membranes arterial left ear,aortic stenosis acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin American Society of Anesthesiologists

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A. axillary Ascheim-Zondek test BiW BJ bk. A.E Bas.i.S. A.S.Medical Abbreviations Glossary A. twice weekly biceps reflex back below knee below knee amputation blood culture blood bleeding time black male. Celsius complement 1st to 12th cranial nerve cervical vertebrae calcium carcinoma.S. 2 .Z. Aur.i. C C. BrBx. bowel movement basal metabolic rate body weight otitis media. CI-XII C-1 to C-7 Ca CA with cervical. barium enema below elbow amputation biological false positive biceps twice daily bilateral inguinal hernia Bilateral. Bl. Ba. Fib A-V AVF AVR A&W Ax. B ______________________________ B.A. BR brach. BOMA BOW BP BPD BPH BPM Br.A.A. bowel sounds breath sounds body surface area bedside bag bedside commode bedside drainage bilateral salpingooophorectomy blood serologic test bleeding time bilateral tubal ligation blood urea nitrogen birth weight biopsy ASAP ASCVD ASD ASHD at. bathroom brachial breast biopsy bronchoscopy bathroom privileges blood sugar. BK BKA bl cult bld. C ______________________________ c.d. Flutter ATN ATNR AU aud.basilar basophile bundle branch block basal body temperature basal cell atypia basal cell dysplasia basal cell epithelioma bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine (tuberculosis vaccine) burn dressing change below elbow. bone marrow.n. BSA BSB BSC BSD BSO BST BT BTL BUN BW Bx. Caucasian centigrade. b. both ears.T BM BMR body wt.MD is Results… ¤ 800-225-JDMD or e-u information@jdmd. bilaterally bilirubin twice a night BDC BE BEA BFP Bic.S. bili b. broncho BRP BS B.S. BA Bab. acute bag of water blood pressure bronchopulmonary dysplasia benign prostatic hypertrophy beats per minute breech presentation bedrest. baso BBB BBT BCA BCD BCE BCG bath barium Babinski sign barium enema basal. BIH bilat. A. 1 2 3 4 normal healthy patient patient with mild systemic disease patient with severe systemic disease patient with incapacitating systemic disease that is constant threat to life as soon as possible atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease atrial septal defect arteriosclerotic heart disease atrial flutter acute tubular necrosis asymmetrical tonic neck reflex both ears auditory auricular fibrillation arteriovenous arteriovenous fistula aortic valve replacement alive and well axilla. cancer JD.

I CI CIS CK Cl Clav. culture chest x-ray cystoscopy D ______________________________ DAP db. complaints carbon dioxide combine.T cm. continued chronic obstructive pulmonary disease heart continuous positive airway pressure clinicopathological conference cephalo-pelvic disproportion creatinine phosphokinase continuous positive pressure breathing cardiopulmonary resuscitation chest physical therapy closed reduction cranial chronic respiratory disease creatinine chronic renal failure Cesarean section culture and sensitivity cerebrospinal fluid cervical spine computed axial tomography cardiovascular cerebrovascular accident. CRD creat. CS C&S CSF C-spine CT C-V CVA CVL CVP CVS Cx CxR Cysto central nervous system constipation complains of. combination communicable compound. card. cldy CLL Cl. cons. CHF CHO Chol Chr C. cont. cardiac index carcinoma in situ creatinine kinase chlorine. CC CCU CD CEA Cerv. CML CMV CN coronary artery bypass graft coronary artery disease coronary atherosclerotic heart disease calorie. DBE d/c distal airway pressure decibel deep breathing exercise discontinue At JD. costovertebral angle central venous line central venous pressure cardiovascular system cervix. CF CHD Chem.Medical Abbreviations Glossary CABG CAD CAHD Cal CAPD Caps car. compress concentrated consultation 3 . Our medical and dental malpractice case evaluations are on target and on time. conc. c/o Co2 comb. comp. COPD Cor CPAP CPC CPD CPK CPPB CPR CPT CR cran. cervical cardiac failure. CRF C/S. chloride clavicle cloudy chronic lymphocytic leukemia clotting time centimeter chronic myeloid leukemia cytomegalovirus cranial nerve CNS cnst.MD reliability means performing consistently and meeting your expectations every time. cystic fibrosis congenital heart disease. catheter Cesarean birth complete blood count common bile duct cerebral blood flow capillary blood gas complete bed rest cubic centimeter chief complaint coronary care unit cardiac disease. coronary heart disease chemotherapy congestive heart failure carbohydrate cholesterol chronic color index cardiac insufficiency. calories continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis capsules carotid cardiac cardiac catheterization computerized axial tomography catheterization. Card Cath CAT cath CB CBC CBD CBF CBG CBR cc. comm. ¤ 800-225-JDMD or e-u information@jdmd. contagious disease carcinoembryonic antigen cervix.

DIU div. ETOH EUA EVAL ex. diagnostic imaging diagnosis diameter disseminated intravascular coagulation.Medical Abbreviations Glossary DC D&C DD D/DW DDx D&E decr. DJD DKA DLE D/L DI DM DNA DNKA DOA DOB DOE Dors D. DES D5RL D5W DI DIAG. DIP dis. dil. Epis. nose. tetanus vaccine delivery room dilation and radium implant dressing discharge summary deep tendon reflexes delirium tremens duodenal ulcer DUB DUI D/W Dx dysfunctional uterine bleeding driving under influence dextrose in water diagnosis E ______________________________ without estimated blood loss Epstein-Barr virus extended care facility. disch. dehyd. discontinue dilation and curettage discharge diagnosis dextrose. D/S DTR DT’s DU 4 . Med. diam.MD is Reliability… ¤ 800-225-JDMD or e-u information@jdmd. distilled water differential diagnosis dilation and evacuation decreased dehydrated Dermatology Diethylstilbestrol 5% dextrose and lactated ringers 5% dextrose and sterile water diabetes insipidus.gastroduodenoscopy electrocardiogram elevated elective low forceps endometrial biopsy electromyogram endometrial scrape. pertussis. dim. dist. extracellular fluid electrocardiogram enterocytopathogenic human orphan virus Escherichia coli endocervical scrape electroconvulsive emergency department estimated date of confinement estimated date of delivery electroencephalogram eyes. Derm. example e EBL EBV ECF ECG ECHO E. ELF EmBx EMG EMS En. JD. disp.LML Epis. DPT DR D&R drsg. ears. distal death in utero divorced degenerative joint disease diabetic ketoacidosis disseminated lupus erythematosis decilter diabetes mellitus.coli ECS ECT ED EDC EDOD EEG EENT EEX EGA EGD EKG elev. throat eosinophiles extraocular movement episiotomy left mediolateral episiotomy medial episiotomy right mediolateral episiotomy endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography erythrocyte sedimentation rate electroshock therapy etiology ethanol examine under anesthesia evaluation exercise. throat electrodiagnosis estimated gestational age esophago. nose. emergency medical service enema ears. Epis. DIC diff. diastolic murmur deoxyribonucleic acid did not keep appointment dead on arrival date of birth dyspnea on exertion dorsal dorsal pedia diphtheria. RML ERCP ESR EST ETIOL. EOM Epis. disseminated coagulopathy differential dilute diminished distal interphalangeal (joint) disease discharge disposition distilled. ENT Eoc.P.

Hgb HB HBP HC hour hydrogen history. FM FPAL fract.F-U. GFR G. hypodermic headache hyperalimentation fluid hypertensive arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease hemoglobin heart block high blood pressure head circumference JD. gluc gm Gm+ Gmgm. fet. gtts. fem. 5 .% GMA GNC GP gr. flex. GB GBS G. GCS GE G/E gen. hour. expiration. FUO FVC H ______________________________ h H H/A HAF HASCVD Hb.MD provides you with medical and dental malpractice case evaluations performed by appropriate Board Certified Specialists.c.H. gest.A. GSW GTT GU G/W GYN gravida general anesthesia gallbladder gallbladder series gonococcus Glasgow Coma Scale Gastroenterology gastroenteritis general gestation glomerulo filtration rate growth hormone gastrointestinal glucose gram gram positive gram negative grams per 100 c. pop. gen.C. grand mal attack general nursing care General Practitioner. F. gt. ext. grains (dosage) pregnancy drop gait training drops gunshot wound glucose tolerance test genitourinary glucose and water Gynecology F ______________________________ finger.. FRC FS FSH FT FTD FTND FTT FUB F/U.B.uterine contraction fetal heart tones faction of inspired oxygen concentration fluids flaccid flexor. FFP fh FH FHR FHR-UC FHT FiO2 fl. external external genitalia FW Fx fetal weight fracture G ______________________________ G G.U. Lap ext. flexion fluid ounce finger movement full term premature abortion living fractional functional residual capacity finger stick follicle stimulating hormone full term failure to descend full term normal delivery failure to thrive functional uterine bleeding follow-up fever of unknown origin forced vital capacity F FA F. ¤ 800-225-JDMD or e-u information@jdmd.I. expiratory exploratory laparotomy extremities.F. Fahrenheit fluorescent antibody first aid foreign body fasting blood sugar fully dilated Food and Drug Administration flexor digitorum profundus iron deficiency forced expiratory flow fetal electrocardiogram femoral femoral popliteal fetal forced expiratory volume force fluid fresh frozen plasma fundal height family history. genl. G. Grav. general paralysis grain. fl. FEF FEKG fem. fetal heart fetal heart rate fetal heart rate. FBS FD FDA FDP Fe def.f. FEV f.Medical Abbreviations Glossary expir Exp. oz. Gt.A.

HCVD h. ID I&D IDDM I/E Ig IGA IGE IGG IGM IH IHD IM IMCU imp. IMP IMV In. 6 . injection coagulant response time inspiration. Hd HDl HEENT hern. INTHC radioactive iodine intra-arterially intra-aortic balloon pump intracutaneous(ly) intensive coronary care unit intracellular fluid intercostal space insulin coma therapy intensive care unit during the day intradermal.T.O. intramedullary intermediate medical care unit impression inpatient multidimensional psych scale intermittent mandatory ventilation inches incomplete abortion increased (ing) inevitable abortion infusion.d. histocompatibility leukocyte focus hand movement hyaline membrane disease human menopausal gonadotropin herniated nucleus pulposus history of house officer head of bed horizontal history and physical high power field history of present illness human placental lactogen heart rate heat. reddening. Inev. heart hypertensive vascular disease history Hyperal. Hz hyperalimenation hertz (cycles/second) I ________________________________ I IA IABP i.d. eyes.c. AB inf inj INR inspir int.MD.R. H&P hpf HPI HPL HR H. HS HSG H2O H2O2 Ht HVD Hx JD. Hem Hem Pro Hep. HOB horiz. is Performance… ¤ 800-225-JDMD or e-u information@jdmd.Medical Abbreviations Glossary H&C HCG HCO3 Hct. HIV HKAFO HLA hot and cold human chorionic gonadotropin bicarbonate hematocrit hypertensive cardiovascular disease at bedtime head. swelling. histology human immunodificiency virus hip knee ankle foot orthosis human leukocyte group A. throat hernia Hematology hematology profile Heparin lock hepatic glucose output hard of hearing hepatobiliary scan hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy history. ears. AB incr. inferior injured. tenderness bedtime hysterosalpingography water hydrogen peroxide height. identification. Hodgkin’s disease high density lipids head. inspiratory internal intrathecally HM HMD HMG HNP h/o H. Lock HGO HH HIDA(scan) HIE hist. ICCU ICF ICS ICT ICU i. expiratory immunoglobulin immunoglobulin A immunoglobulin E immunoglobulin gamma G(Globulin) immunoglobulin M infectious hepatitis ischemic heart disease intramuscular. nose. Infectious Disease incision and drainage insulin dependent diabetes mellitus inspiratory.S.

LAVH lax lb.. leaving you to do what you do best… ¤ 800-225-JDMD or e-u information@jdmd. bladder (x-rays) keep vein open L ______________________________ left.MD maintains a complete roster of highly qualified health-care experts. lumbar second. kidney potassium chloride Kilocalorie. third lumbar vertebrae left antrum laboratory laceration lacrimal lactic left anterior descending coronary artery labor and delivery left atrial enlargement laminectomy laparotomy lateral laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy laxative pound large bowel left bundle branch block lower back pain low birth weight left coronary artery lethal dose lactic dehydrogenase low density lipids lupus erythematosus lower extremities leukocytes low forceps. ureter. intravenous cholangiogram intervertebral disc intravenous pyelogram intravenous piggy back intravenous urogram KUB KVO kidney. IS IST ITP I. leg large for gestational age lymphogranuloma venereum luteinizing hormone left hypertrophia left intercostal space ligament left inguinal hernia L L2. leuc. K-J KK 17 KS potassium. lap. LIH J ________________________________ J J-P JRA jt. liver. IU IUC IUCP IUD IUFD IUGR IUP IUTP IV IVC IVD IVP IVPB IVU inferior oblique intake and output intraocular pressure intraperitoneal interphalangeal joint intermittent positive pressure breathing intelligence quota idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome Irregular intercostal space insulin shock therapy idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura International Unit intrauterine catheter intrauterine contraceptive device intrauterine device intrauterine fetal death intrauterine growth retardation intrauterine pregnancy intrauterine term pregnancy intravenous(ly) inferior vena cava. low flap left frontoanterior low forceps delivery left frontoposterior left frontotransverse. KJ. LAD L&D LAE lam. lacr. lac. light. liver function test large.Medical Abbreviations Glossary IO I&O IOP IP IPJ IPPB IQ IRDS irreg. liter. lact.U. calorie kilogram knee jerk knee kick 17 keto steroids JD. lat.E. LF LFA LFD LFP LFT lg LGA LGV LH LHT LICS 7 . kg. lower. Kg. LDH LDL LE L. JVP joint Jackson Pratt drain juvenile rheumatoid arthritis joint jugular venous pulse K ______________________________ K KC1 Kcal.L3 LA lab.. LB LBBB LBP LBW LCA L.MD handles the medical or dental side of your malpractice case.D. JD.

molar mental age macrocytic. MLF minim married. coagulation time lymphocytes electrolytes M ______________________________ m.g. kidneys.S. mitral insufficiency microcytic.N. LTCS LUE LUL LUQ LV LVEDP LVF JD. kidneys left salpingo-oophorectomy left sacrum posterior left sacrum transverse left. Mg. laxative of choice left otitis media left occipital posterior length of stay left occiput anterior lumbar puncture.O.MD is Service… ¤ 800-225-JDMD or e-u information@jdmd.Medical Abbreviations Glossary liq. light low transverse Cesarean section left upper extremity left upper lobe left upper quadrant left ventricle left ventricular end diastolic pressure left ventricular failure LVH L&W LWCT Lymphs lytes left ventricular hypertrophy living and well Lee-White Clotting Time. lateral rectus. MEq.C.r. MBC mcg. m. MG mg/dl mg. light reflex lower right quadrant loose lumbosacral lateral sacrum anterior left sternal border lower segment Cesarean section liver. MH Ml micro MICU min Mitr.% m. ME MEC Med. last menstrual period left mentotransverse lymph node last normal menstrual period left occiput anterior loss of consciousness. MCH MCHC MCL MCP MCV MD MDI Mdnt. microscopic medical intensive care unit minute mitral insufficiency milliliter medial longitudinal fasciculus LOM LOP LOS LOT LP lpf LPN LR LRQ Ls. medical examiner medical emergency clinic medicine milliequivalents per liter metastasis milligram magnesium myasthenia gravis milligrams per deciliter milligrams per 100 cc murmurs. meter. maxillary maximum breathing capacity microgram mean corpuscular hemoglobin mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration midclavicular line metacarpophalangeal joint mean corpuscular volume muscular dystrophy metered dose inhaler midnight middle ear. spleen lower lid left lower extremity left lateral gaze left lower lobe left lower quadrant left mentoanterior family doctor liter per minute left mediolateral left mentoposterior.I ml. light perception low power field licensed practical nurse labor room. level of consciousness.M MA 8 . mg./L Mets. LKS LL LLE LLG LLL LLQ LMA LMD l/min LML LMP LMT L. mass. LSA LSB LSCS LSK LSO LSP LST Lt. L. male. gallops. MAP max. macroscopic mean arterial pressure maximum. liquid liver. mother murmur. spleen. LNMP LOA L. or rubs marital history myocardial infarction.

OD O/E none. not on finding an 9 .P. morphine sulfate midsternal line massage metacarpophalangeal (joint) muscles and tendons motor vehicle accident mitral valve prolapse mitral valve replacement maximum voluntary ventilation NG NI NIC NICU NIDDM NKA NM NMR noct. mod MOM mono. O2 sat. Using JD. NER NERD Neur.Medical Abbreviations Glossary mm mm. vomiting. mental retardation. normal breath sounds no evidence of disease negative no evidence of recurrence no evidence of recurrent disease Neurology O ______________________________ o O O2 O2 cap. occasional right eye on examination JD. NSA NSAID NSD NSR NST N&V NS NSVD NTG NTP nullip NVD N&W NWB NYD nasogastric tube no insurance neonatal intensive care neonatal intensive care unit noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus no known allergies neuromuscular nuclear magnetic resonance nocturnal not otherwise specified neuropsychiatric Neuropsychiatry NPH insulin (Neutral Protamine Zinc) nonprotein nitrogen nothing by mouth nerves nervous system no significant abnormality nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drug normal spontaneous delivery normal sinus rhythm non-stress test nausea and vomiting Neurosurgery normal spontaneous vaginal delivery nitroglycerine normal temperature and pressure never gave birth nausea. MM MMPI Mn. NPH NPN NPO Ns. without oral oxygen oxygen capacity oxygen saturation osteoarthritis Obstetrics Obstetrics and Gynecology observation organic brain syndrome occipital. mitral regurgitation magnetic resonance imaging modified radical mastectomy mitral stenosis murmurs mitral stenosis. nerve nitrogen nitrous oxide (anesthetic) sodium sodium chloride no apparent distress note well newborn nothing by mouth normal bowel sounds. midnight moderate milk of magnesia monocyte metacarpophalangea.MD’s resources lets you concentrate on your case.S. N. multiple sclerosis.T. OBG OB/GYN Obs OBS OCC. OA OB. diarrhea normal and well non-weight bearing not yet diagnosed N ______________________________ n.MD takes the burden of finding a qualified medical or dental expert off your shoulders. N2 N2O Na NaCl NAD nb NB NBM NBS NED neg. NOS NP N. ¤ 800-225-JDMD or e-u information@jdmd. MP MPA MR MRI MRM ms Ms MS MSL mss MT M. MVA MVP MVR MW millimeter muscles mucous membrane Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory manganese. metacarpophalangeal malpractice attorney medial rectus.

PI PICA PICU PID PIP Pit.M. occupational history 17 hydroxy steroid organic heart disease ointment otitis media organic mental syndrome out of bed operation outpatient clinic outpatient department Ophthalmology operating room. palpable alveolar oxygen pressure Papanicolaou test (pap smear) prior births. open reduction open reduction with internal fixation operating room technician Orthopaedic Surgery opening. pneumonia P ______________________________ P P2 PA P-A p&a PAC PaCO2 PACU PAF palp.T. reactive to light and accommodation (normal) positron emission tomography push fluids persistent fetal circulation pulmonary function test hydrogen ion concentration past history pharmacy physical. PEEP PEG PEN PERRLA PET PF PFC PFT pH PH pharm PHYS. post nasal drip pneumo. bone left eye ear Otolaryngology over-the-counter (pharmaceuticals) occupational therapy. plts. PA view Pb PB after. ¤ 800-225-JDMD or e-u information@jdmd. PDR PDN PE Ped. physiology present illness. palpated. pulmonary embolism Pediatrics positive end expiratory pressure pneumoencephalogram Penicillin pupils equal. PCL PCO2 PCV PD PDA pdr.Medical Abbreviations Glossary OH 17 OH OHD oint. auricular contraction arterial carbon dioxide tension pressure post anesthesia care unit paroxysmal atrial fibrillation palpate. paraplegic post anesthesia recovery unit pulmonary artery systolic pressure pregnancy at term. OU OV oz. OPC OPD 10 . pulmonary insufficiency posterior inferior coronary artery pulmonary intensive care unit pelvic inflammatory disease proximal interphalangeal Pitocin phenylkentonuria placenta platelets petit mal afternoon.M. PaO2 Pap Para PARU PAS PAT Path. PMH PMN PM&R PN P&N PNC PND pneu. p. O.c. mouth. old tuberculin both eyes office visit ounce PBI p/c. phosphorus pulse pulmonic second heart sound physician’s assistant posteroanterior percussion and auscultation premature atrial. protein bound iodine after meals posterior cruciate ligament carbon dioxide concentration packed cell volume (of blood) pupillary distance. practical nurse Psychiatry and Neurology prenatal clinic. premature nodal contraction paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea. round. PM P.. post-mortem past medical history polymorphonuclear (leukocytes) Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation poorly nourished. Oto OTC O. paroxysm atrial tachycardia Pathology posterioranterior view on x-ray lead peripheral blood The quality of our service will save you time & effort. OMS OOB Op. PKU Plac. os OS ot. OR OR-IF ORT Ortho. peritoneal dialysis patent ductus arteriosus powder Physician’s Desk Reference private duty nurse physical examination.

positive post.q. PX physical therapy physical therapy. protein. prognosis PROM passive range of motion.s. q. Q.q. QNS q. Plastic Surgery PSH past surgical history psi pounds per square inch PSMA progressive spinal muscular atrophy Psych. prostatic prosth.i.n.o. according to circumstances p.. pronation pros.o. polys PT P.v. quant. prosthesis prot. postoperative pot. posterior POSTOP. productive Prog. quad. psychotic. peripheral vascular premature ventricular contraction peripheral vascular disease pulmonary vascular resistance previous trouble partial weight bearing with percent physical examination Q ______________________________ q q. ¤ 800-225-JDMD or e-u information@jdmd.l. every every day every hour every two hours every four hours four times a day four times a week as much as desired every night quantity not sufficient every other day every other night as much as you please each.time prothrombin time PS pulmonary stenosis. q.p.w.n. sufficient quart drops quadriplegic quantitative or quantity as much as you wish every week We screen our medical and dental experts to maintain the high levels of professionalism and credibility you expect. prepare for primip.d.Q. PRN as often as necessary prod.r.. q. post prandial PPBS post prandial blood sugar PPD purified protein derivative PPF protein plasma fractional PPH post partum hemorrhage ppm parts per million PPPG post prandial plasma glucose p.s. pronator.m. q2H q4H q.w. every every four hours quantity.d. 11 .n.n. q. qn.Medical Abbreviations Glossary peripheral nerve injury pneumothorax by mouth oxygen pressure (or tension) product of conception postoperative day polymorphonuclear leukocytes POMR problem oriented medical record poplit.h. q.d. premature rupture of membranes pron.h..d. qt.o. posterior tibial artery pulse prior to admission. percutaneous transluminal angioplasty patellar tendon bearing percutaneous transvenous coronary angioplasty (balloon angioplasty) pregnancy urine peptic ulcer disease pruritic urticarial papules & plaques of pregnancy plasma volume. patient PNI PNX p. q. first pregnancy p. q.. popliteal pos. per rectum PR Proctology PRBC packed red blood cells PRE progressive resistive exercise prem premature pre-op preoperative prep.r. q. potassium pp post partum. Protestant pro. PTA PTB PTCA PU PUD PUPPP PV PVC PVD PVR PVT PWB% Px. PO2 POC p.i.o.T.r. or potass. q. qts. Psychiatry pt. prostate. q. q. Pt.

right atrium radial radioactive iodine rapid alternating movements right arm sitting radiation therapy right bundle branch block red blood cell. prescription S ______________________________ without sensation. x-ray rub. rehab. rectal (ly).com 12 .S. rectal. respirations rheumatic fever right frontoanterior right frontoposterior right frontotransverse rhesus blood factor right hyperphoria rheumatic heart disease right heart failure right hypertrophia right inguinal hernia Rancho Los Amigo Scale react to light and accommodation right lower extremity retrolental fibroplasia right lower lobe right lower quadrant right mentoanterior right mediolateral. SC SCC SCD schiz SCU sec sed. reaction to degeneration respiratory distress syndrome reconditioning exercise rectum. sensitive. ¤ 800-225-JDMD or e-u information@jdmd.. Ra RA rad. reg. rectal temperature radium rheumatoid arthritis.a. and Canadian experts in all medical and dental specialties and geographic locations. red blood count right coronary artery reticulum cell sarcoma respiratory care unit respiratory distress. right middle lobe right mentoposterior Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever right mentotransverse ribonucleic acid rule out ROA ROM ROP ROS ROT RP RQ RR RRE. right otitis media right occipital posterior review of systems right occipital transverse retrograde pyelogram respiratory quotient recovery room round. respiratory therapy return to clinic regular uterine contraction right upper extremity right upper lobe right upper quadrant residual volume right ventricular hypertrophy therapy.MD maintains an extensive roster of U.c.S. Rh. and equal right salpingo-oophorectomy right sacrum anterior reflex sympathetic dystrophy right sacrum posterior regular sinus rhythm right sacrum transverse right radiation therapy. rupture of membranes.Medical Abbreviations Glossary R ______________________________ r. regular. rate JD. R R. RAtx RBBB rbc/RBC RCA RCS RCU RD RDS RE rect. RR&E RSO RSA RSD RSP RSR RST Rt. R. RH RHD RHF RHT RIH RLA R to L&A RLE RLF RLL RLQ RMA RML RMP RMSF RMT RNA RO.m. roentgen. resp. rectus muscle regular rehabilitation respiratory. serum Saline sugar and acetone systemic arterial hypertension arterial oxygen saturation stillborn subacute bacterial endocarditis small bowel follow through (x-ray) small bowel obstruction subcutaneous(ly) sickle cell sickle cell crisis sudden cardiac death schizophrenia special care unit second erythrocyte sedimentation rate s S Sa. RF RFA RFP RFT Rh. RT RTC RUC RUE RUL RUQ RV RVH Rx right occipital anterior range of motion. RAI r. R/O right.A. S&A SAH SaO2 SB SBE SBFT SBO s.

SGO-T SH SI sib. and ask for our free Attorney Information Packet.fl. serum hepatitis sacroiliac joint.S.O. sp. TCDB TEE temp TENS TESD T. thor. supp surg.T. supin. spg. sep. stimulus response spontaneous rupture of membranes social service soap suds enema stage (of disease) stomach staphylococcus stat.therapeutic thorax. sono.. Sept.Medical Abbreviations Glossary sem.P. SICU SIDS skel. seminal vesicles 13 . THR triodothyronine total serum thyroxine tendon Achilles tonsils and sp&H spin. sp. objective assessment plan shortness of breath sodium solution sonogram repeat once if urgent spine. sedimentation rate. SGA s. T of F TGA THERAP. serological test small for gestational age without correction (without glasses) serum glutamic oxalacetic transaminase social history. immediately sexually transmitted disease stomach streptococcus serological test for syphilis subcutaneous sublingual sulfate superior supination suppository surgery. strep. sup.O. Sol. st. Staph. TAB TAH T. SVC SVD SVR SVT SWD Sx sys. cough. SR SROM SS SSE st st. SGOT. tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy type and crossmatch tablet therapeutic abortion total abdominal hysterectomy tetanus antitoxin tuberculosis total body irradiation term birth living child tablespoon turn. deep breathe transesophageal echocardiography temperature transient electric nerve stimulation total end systolic diameter tuning fork tetralogy of Fallot transposition great vessels therapy.T. S. thoracic total hip replacement Expedited service is available on all medical and dental malpractice case evaluations and experts’ reports. spec. sp. Sl. superior rectus muscle. surgical superior vena cava spontaneous vaginaldelivery systemic vascular resistance supra ventricular tachycardia short wave diathermy symptoms system systolic T ______________________________ T3 T4 TA T&A T&C tab. sensation separated septic abortion serology. syst.F. spinal spontaneous system review. contact us. SL SLE SLR sm SMA-14 SNS SO SO4 S. TB TBI TBLC tbsp. For complete details on fees. subling. spinal status post (previous condition) spinal cord specimen spinal fluid sponge specific gravity speech and hearing spine. ves Sens. spont. stroke index sibling surgical intensive care unit sudden infant death syndrome skeletal slightly under the tongue systemic lupus erythematosus straight leg raising small routine admission chemistry sympathetic nervous system superior oblique sulfate subjective. ¤ 800-225-JDMD or e-u information@jdmd.S. S/P sp. subcut. SOB sod. AB Serol.STAT STD stom. S.

TSS T. flu. US USI USN USP. nodes.w.I.cap) VCS VCU Vd VD VDRL 14 . URQ u/s. unilat. vaginal vital capacity vasoconstrictor substance voiding cystourethrogram void venereal disease blood test for syphilis ventilator vertical visual fields. pulse. ventricular fibrillation vein graft valvular heart disease volume index vaginal irrigation by way of U ______________________________ U. (vit. Via vein visual acuity vagina.Medical Abbreviations Glossary TI TIA t. TTI TTP T-Tube TUR TURB TURP TV TVH TVR Tx V ______________________________ V VA vag VC. vert.MD is Results… ¤ 800-225-JDMD or e-u information@jdmd. mumps. urine output urine upper respiratory disease upper respiratory infection Urology upper right quadrant ultrasound urinary stress incontinence ultrasonic nebulizer United States Pharmacy United States Public Health Administration uterus. etc. UTI UVL urinalysis uterine contractions usual childhood diseases urinary chorionic gonadotropin usual childhood diseases upward gaze upper gastrointestinal series (x-rays).) rubella. VF VG VHD VI V. right eye toxoplamosis others (hepatitis. URD URI Urol. herpes virus II term pregnancy thrombo proteolytic activity total parenteral nutrition temperature. respiration trace tracheostomy tricuspid stenosis thyroid stimulating hormone teaspoon toxic shock syndrome temperature. traction U/A UC UCD UCG UCHD UG UGI UL uln ULQ ung. beta strep. TJ TKR TLC T. unit JD. TMJ TNI TNM TO TOA to AA T. TIP TIUP t. upper gastrointestinal tract upper lid ulnar upper left quadrant ointment unilateral under observation for.d. thoracic total thromboplastin index thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura cholangiogram transurethral resection transurethral resection of the bladder transurethral resection of the prostate tidal volume total vaginal hysterectomy tricuspid valve replacement treatment. and metastases telephone order tubo-ovarian abscess to affected areas tension. USPHA ut. transient ischemic attack three times a day terminal interphalangeal (joint) term intrauterine pregnancy three times per week triceps reflex total knee replacement tender loving care. uterine urinary tract infection ultraviolet light TP TPA TPN TPR tr trach TS TSH tsp. total lung capacity tympanum membrani (ear drum) temporomandibular joint total nodal irradiation tumor.T. u/o Ur. cytomegalovirus (CMV).M. OD TORCH (titer) tricuspid insufficiency transient ischemic shock.i.

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